"How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Roman philosopher, emperor
"Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it."
"Why care for grammar as long as we are good?"
"If you don't like my ocean don't fish in my sea
Stay out of my valley and let my mountain be."
"I'm furious about the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket."
"Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers."
Edward Shepherd Mead
"Great artists need great clients."
I. M. Pei
"It's a great advantage to be able to hurdle with both legs."
English TV presenter
"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head."
US comic, actor
"If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders."
, paraphrasing Newton
"Anything worth doing well is worth doing slowly."
Gypsy Rose Lee
US actor and entertainer
"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
"You see much more of your children once they leave home."
US comic, actor
"I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president."
US chairman (MPAA)
"There are questions I'm still not wise enough to answer, just wise enough to no longer ask."
US singer, songwriter
(was married to Tammy Wynette)